Srinagar: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Jammu and Kashmir, Shantmanu on Tuesday said that all arrangements have been put in place to conduct forthcoming Parliamentary bye-polls in Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency in a free and fair atmosphere.
The CEO was speaking at a meeting held to review the poll arrangements which was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Assistant Returning Officers, Joint Director Information, Deputy Director Information, DIG Srinagar, concerned SSPs and other officials.
The CEO directed the officials to strictly follow the rules and guidelines laid down by the Election Commission of India to ensure transparency in every aspect of election process.
The meeting was informed that there are 1559 polling booths in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency which have been categorized as sensitive and hypersensitive.
The CEO directed the officials to furnish the final list of all polling booths after scrutinizing the same, within two days. He directed the officials to start awareness programmes in various educational institutes in all the concerned districts, to maximize poll participation.
The CEO also directed the concerned to setup a toll free number so that election related complaints are registered. He also reviewed the arrangements put in place for appointment of micro-observers and Videography and Webcasting facilities.